A few weeks ago, I was driving on the high way, and my right, rear door was not closed well. While some people passed by without noticing, a lot honked and signaled me to close it, but pulling over while driving in traffic jam is not easy at all. One guy drove along my side, opened his window, opened my door, and then shut it closed. Thank you, man!
I was literally choked up and happy to see that some people still care to help others, some people still have ethics in this country where moral values are becoming worthless, because some people come up with new ideas to trick us on a daily basis, not to help us.
I read an article about new ways to steal a car in Lebanon, and it doesn’t surprise me at all how some manage to use their intelligence to invent ways to harm instead of help. Lebanese or not, IT IS A SHAME!
They will try to hit your tires with stones, making you pull over, then hit you and take the car, or even worse, use the tow truck to take your car and get away with it. There are more and more ways we hear about every day.
We were raised to help others, but nowadays it is a bit confusing. If we see someone in need of help on the roads, should we help? Shouldn’t we? But what if one day it was us who needed the help and no one stopped?
It keeps coming to my mind that one lady who stopped for Mr. Michel El Mur, even without recognizing him, just because she saw a man burnt and needed help, practically saved his life… but what if he was a thief faking it? She would have lost hers.
The best way is never stop on an empty road. Never get out of the car, especially if you are alone at night. Always stop near a gas station or a shop. Never pick up a hitchhiker, and don’t be one, because sometimes it is the driver who might trick you. The bottom line is, we should be as careful as we can, because our roads are not safe anymore.
I just pray to run into more people like that man who helped me!
Have a safe drive!
Michella Salameh Project Manager